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Minute Taking Skills

Course Overview

  • Cost: $379.00
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Delivery Options: In-Person & Online
  • Experience Level: New to Semi Skilled

Introducing our Training on Minute Taking

Gain confidence in capturing information to produce clear and concise minutes.

Our training on minute taking is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skill necessary to effectively capture and record minutes.

This course covers a range of topics, including the role of a minute taker, note-taking and summarising information.

Learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of the minute taking process and the ability to excel in this role.

Leave this training with useful tools and strategies to improve your minute-taking and become a valuable contributor to your organisation’s meeting process.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be better prepared for meetings when tasked with taking minutes.
  • Choose and employ a suitable strategy for taking notes.
  • Collate the most important points from discussions.
  • Create well-organised and appropriately worded documents.
  • Adhere to a common format for minute taking.


Essential principles of minute taking – Examining the various types of minutes that can be recorded, the rationale behind each, and the purpose of minutes.

Preparation for the meeting – Analysing elements to consider before attending a meeting where you will take minutes.

Creating an effective agenda – Gaining insight into what constitutes a well-organised and efficient agenda.

Note-taking techniques – Evaluating various note-taking methods, discussing their advantages and disadvantages, and determining the most suitable approach.

Constructing the minutes – A hands-on exploration of proper structure and format for minutes.

The ABCs of quality writing – A structured method to ensure that minutes are accurately written while being concise and clear.

Composing narrative minutes – A series of exercises designed to enhance narrative writing abilities while focusing on crafting introductions, summaries, decisions, and actions.

Getting ready for practical minute taking – Preparing for a simulated meeting scenario where participants will apply their acquired skills in minute taking.

Practical application of minute-taking skills – Utilising learnt techniques throughout the day in a real-life activity.

Evaluating and amending minutes – Assessing participant progress with suggestions for improvement as well as acknowledgment of successful practices.


  • Detailed learner guide
  • Refreshments (in-person event)
  • Certificate of completion

Experiential Learning

More than simple theory, our training programs incorporate practical learning activities, group discussions and trainer led feedback and guidance.

As part of your program

Also included is a digital learner guide, refreshments throughout the training, and a certificate of attendance emailed upon completion.

Book your spot online, or speak with a Skills Management representative.


Level 1, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney,
New South Wales 2000

123 Queen Street, Melbourne,
Victoria 3000

Level 24, 215 Adelaide Street, Brisbane,
Queensland 4000

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